VICTORIAN Maritime Centre volunteers are inviting visitors and residents to discover a slice of Australia’s exciting naval history, and get a chance to see hundreds of exhibits that represent the region’s seafaring past.
Despite the loss of the Otama submarine from Western Port last year, the centre’s secretary Rosie Kendall says there were still plenty of reasons to stop at the not-for-profit museum, from torpedoes to artillery and an underwater mine.
There are also other vessel exhibits and a good collection of artefacts and memorabilia from the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Merchant Navy.
Kendall says some people may assume the museum had shut its doors after the Otama was taken away.
“Volunteers are still here at the museum keeping the history alive and sharing it with visitors,” she said.
“We’d love more people to come and learn about the interesting maritime history and we also would love to hear from people who would like to volunteer with us.
Kendall said the museum, run by the Western Port Oberon Association, provided a great day out for the family or groups, and there were plenty of enjoyable activities and eateries to explore around the Mornington Peninsula and the Western Port area.
The museum is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm at 220 The Esplanade, Crib Point.
People who would like to volunteer at the museum should phone 0476 109223 or email email@example.com